Luc Besson is a force to be reckoned with in film, writing, directing and producing films for a global audience. In 1995 Besson helmed the bold science-fiction film The Fifth Element
. A blockbuster, it became one of the biggest box-office hits of any French releases in the U.S.
Throughout his directing career, Besson has directed music videos, commercials and written more than 40 screenplays for features, including Léon: The Professional
, which currently lays claim to having the largest box office ever for a French film. In total, Besson has worked on 7 of the top 10 French films with the largest box office worldwide.